Travon Walker

Travon Walker

Measurements
  • Height
    6050
  • Hand
    10 3/4
  • VJ
    35.5
  • Weight
    272lbs
  • Arm
    35 1/2
  • Speed
    4.51
ED Combine Averages
  • Height
    6032
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    33.25
  • Weight
    265lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    4.8
Peter Engler - Scout
Travon Walker
  • Overall Rank
    37
  • Position Rank
    7
  • Position
    ED
  • Age
    21.6 Years
  • Team
    GEORGIA

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Sacks Misc. Stats
2019 12 15 3.5 9.1% 2.5 1 PD
2020 9 13 2.0 8.5% 1.0 1 PD, 1 FF
2021 15 37 7.5 9.3% 6.0 2 PD

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Above the line height and weight for a 4-3 DE. Cut, long arms with thick biceps. Square frame that's relatively filled. High cut with average lower body. Missed 4 games in 2019 with a broken left wrist requiring surgery. Reinjured left wrist in 2020 but missed no time.

  • Size
    7
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    6
Grade 6.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Outstanding motor, consistently chases down the ballcarrier. Initiates contact consistent … Limited instincts, average R/P key and hesitates against backfield eye candy. Slow to mirror, surviving with explosiveness. Lacks counter moves.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    4
  • Effort/Motor
    8
Grade 6.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Highly explosive athlete who can change direction quickly and shows outstanding flexibility and bend. Above the line foot speed with adequate accel that can catch ballcarriers on the outside.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    7
  • Body Control
    5
  • Flexibility/Bend
    8
  • Change of Direction
    7
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 6.7

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Adequate get off, with outstanding lateral step. Displays adequate pop in punch, using length to stack. Twitchy, coiled up and explodes through space. Outstanding pursuit, taking tight angles and running hard down the line. Against Pass, gets to edge and can drive OL back with long-arm, cut inside with agility, or get around the edge with bend. Closes violently and demolishes QB… Average punch placement, shoots high or outside. Misses swipes to bat down OL arms. Lacks lateral strength to withstand Combo or DBL blocks and shows average disengage, hesitating. Doesn't show a plan in pass rush, unrefined UOH. Struggles to squeeze through gaps due to body control.

  • Get Off/Initial Burst
    6
  • Pass Rush
    6
  • Heavy Handedness
    6
  • Point of Attack
    5
  • Disengage
    5
  • Closing Speed
    8
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    8
  • Play Temperament
    7
Grade 6.4

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Junior who has started 15 of 36 career games, including all 15 in 2021. Five-star HS prospect who was the #2 DT nationally. Named to the Freshman All-SEC Team in 2019. Became a regular starter in 2021 and saw his best production for the national champion. Under DC Dan Lanning (third season) and DL Coach Tray Scott (fifth season), Walker is a two-gap edge defender in a deep rotation who typically lines up between 4i and 7 and may move inside on third down. Rotational edge you can win with in either a 3-4 or 4-3 and shows potential to develop into a starter. Flexible edge with plus size and the athletic traits to win against both Run and Pass. Twitchy, high motor defender who explodes from his hips. Needs to develop instincts and processing to fully use athleticism.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Missouri
  • Nov - 06 - 2021
  • Only played 35 snaps in blowout, but compiled 4 tackles, 2 TFL, and a sack
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Kentucky
  • Oct - 16 - 2021
  • Struggled to make an impact while frequently dropping into coverage
Best Trait
Bend
Pro Comparison
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